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July 11, 2008

Contact: 
    Kristen Lenhardt,
    307-775-6103

Wild Horse Available for Adoption 
at Cheyenne Frontier Days

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be offering a 16 to18 month-old, black and white filly for adoption by silent bid at Cheyenne Frontier Days, July 18-26.

The horse will be available to view from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in a corral across from the General Land Office at Wild Horse Gulch on the east side of the Cheyenne Frontier Days fair grounds. Silent-bidding will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, and the horse will go the highest qualified bidder.

The colorful filly was gathered from the White Mountain herd management area (HMA) outside of Rock Springs, Wyo. last November. With the help of the Steve Mantle Ranch in Wheatland, Wyo., the filly has been halter trained.

Photos of the filly are available on the WY BLM WH&B website: www.wy.blm.gov/wildhorses/CFD/pinto/index.htm.
To qualify as a bidder, the adopter must be 18 years of age or older, have no prior violations of adoption regulations, and have no convictions of inhumane treatment of animals.

The adopter must also be able to provide a corral fence of at least 400 square feet by six feet high and provide shelter that is adequate for the climate conditions prevalent in the area. No barbed or electric wire is allowed in the corral area. Transportation for the horse must be provided as well.
For further information, call 1-866-4-MUSTANGS or visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Wild_Horses.html

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